The nursing shortage in Indiana is one of the worst in the nation, and nursing jobs in hospitals and nursing homes need to be filled soon to avoid a crisis. The Indiana Health Care Association recently found that the vacancy rate for RNs in the state.s nursing homes was the worst in the U.S. An aging workforce and low retention are some of the main problems. However, federal money has recently been given to three Indiana universities to increase faculty at nursing schools and bring additional nurses to critical need facilities.
Flight-transport nurses are emergency-trauma nurses that treat patients during air and/or ground transport before they reach a medical facility or while transferring critically ill patients between facilities. The Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) credential is available through the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) and is accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS). To become a CFRN, a registered nurse must have a current license; flight nurse experience is recommended but not required. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. According to PayScale, the flight nurse salary range is $58,340-$80,654.